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Song Parodies -> "Kramers Career Has Died"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Kramers Career Has Died"

Parody Written by:

Michael E Cormier

The Lyrics

Sorry, I haven't been able to write a lot this week. Those dang domestic issues again. This one sorta flowed out of me on Saturday night.Maybe I'll someday do a parody of the long version of this song, but for the Kramer debaucle, I think the shorter version is in order.
A long long time ago
I can still remember when watching "Seinfeld"
Used to make me smile

I thought that under no circumstance,
Would there ever be a chance
That the funny big haired guy would ever be reviled.

Then came that night out in LA
Richards really wigged out that day

Now, everyone wonders about the man
Did Kramer really join the Klan?

Bad news for his co-star
Jerry has tried so hard
Took him on "Letterman" after dark
That day, the laughter died

Bye bye. Richards career has died
It's hard to laugh at Kramer now that we know what's inside
And on that stage, he lost all of his pride
Saying things that just didn't seem right
Saying things that just didn't seem right

Do you remember the slide across the floor
Every time that he opened up Jerry's door
The audience laughed every show

And although Jerry, George, and Elaine
Were spared any of Kramer's disdain
Could've Richards made a comeback? Now we'll never know

Cause we all saw the tape of him
Flipping out. The man needs a thick skin

He never had the right to say
Those hateful words that day

Now, it's hard to watch that freakin' show
Knowing now what we all know
With what we saw on that video
The day that his brain fried
His ears are ringin'

Now a little time has passed
Whole new scandals have been cast
But Richards still can't find work today

He went on Jesse Jackson's show
To apologize, and let the public know
That he didn't really feel that way

But some things are hard to forgive
No matter what's behind the motive

Now he sits home all alone
Cursing those with camera phones

Now I wonder what he regrets most
The break down, the words, or a little of both
Whatever it is, his careers now toast
That day, The K man died

And he'll be screamin'

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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Tommy Turtle - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Great parody idea, Michael... might try putting an OS lyric side-by-side; lots of pacing discrepancies from OS. Seems "Bad news for his co-star/Jerry has tried so hard" should be a couple of lines earlier, to parallel "Bad news on the doorstep;I couldn’t take one more step"... Really funny; maybe do the long one and nail the pacing to make another sure-Five addition to the "American Pie" collection? 354.
AFW - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Sadly true..very well phrased and written
Stuart McArthur - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
great idea, Michael and a tidy write on a hugely challenging OS - 555
Michael E Cormier - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Tommy, AFW, and Stuart.
Norman Wanman - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
The pacing is off. I could recognize it by the second line of the first verse. But, I agree. Kramer is kaput. His career is gone and you couldn't have put more better words like this.
Michael E Cormier - February 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Norman

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